Queen Diary - day by day - this week

••• 16 September
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1980 : Queen live on The Game Tour at Hilton Coliseum, Ames, USA. [39 years]
1984 : Queen live on The Works Tour at Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany. [35 years]
1986 : Queen filmed a video for Who Wants To Live Forever at Tobacco Wharf Studio, London. UK, rekeased on Greatest Flix II VHS, Box Of Flix, Classic Queen and Greatest Video Hits 2 DVD. [33 years] http://youtube.com/watch?v=Zo52T7uKOJU
1988 : Freddie attended the Polydor Records Sales Conference at The Grand Hotel in Eastbourne, where they played two tracks from his forthcoming Barcelona album. [31 years]
1992 : Brian performed Too Much Love Will Kill You on UNICEF music auction gala, Amsterdam, Netherlands. He also donated the Telecaster guitar he used on Crazy Little Thing Called Love to the auction. [27 years]
2008 : Queen+PR live performing 2nd gig on The Cosmos Rocks Tour at Olympic Sports Complex, Moscow, Russia. [11 years] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJXuGWKLcsI

••• 17 September
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1978 : Queen hired London's Wimbledon Stadium and fifty naked young ladies had their own nude Bicycle Race whilst being filmed and photographed for the forthcoming single and album. After the shoot Halfords, who had loaned the bikes, refused to take them back until they were paid for a full set of fifty replacement saddles. [41 years] http://youtube.com/watch?v=NOHXPNvVEwo http://youtube.com/watch?v=1QyXiR4HP8k
1980 : Queen live on The Game Tour at Checkerdome, St. Louis, USA. [39 years]
1985 : Freddie's 4th single (3rd from Mr. Bad Guy LP) entered UK charts at no. 45. [34 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/f04lomo.shtml. http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/f15lomo.shtml http://youtube.com/watch?v=bTYNW8UmcQI
1985 : [OCTOBER] Freddie records 'In My Defence' at Abbey Road Studios, London [NOVEMBER - DECEMBER] Band record 'A Kind of Magic' in Montreaux and Munich [34 years]
1990 : Roger came along to London's Kensington Gardens to help publicise a charity bicycle ride from London to Paris for a great charity we continue to support - The Winged Fellowship. He was photographed whizzing around on a three special three wheeled bike. [29 years]
1998 : Brian live on Another World Tour at Zeleste, Barcelona, Spain. [21 years]
••• 18 September
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1970 : Freddie and Roger closed their Kensington Market Stall for the day as a mark of respect for their idol Jimmy Hendrix, who died that day. That evening Queen rehearsed and played Voodoo Chile out of respect for their hero. [49 years] http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll
1971 : Queen went into De Lane Lea studios to begin testing the studios, and they eventually recorded five demo tracks - Liar, Keep Yourself Alive, Night Comes Down, Great King Rat and Jesus. [48 years]
1976 : Queen live on short British tour performing little picnic by the Serpentine as Freddie called it at Hyde Park, London. UK. Support bands were Steve Hillage, Kiki Dee (known that time from the duet with Elton John in Don't Go Breaking My Heart) and Supercharge from Liverpool. There was a strict curfew on the gig and so the police called a halt to the encore and pulled the plug on the gig apparently leaving the crowd to find their way out of the park in darkness. The estimated crowd of over 150 thousand is the largest audience, to date, to attend a concert in Hyde Park. The film of the show was filmed on either 8mm or 16mm and stored really badly over the years, resulting in a film which ripped and had to be repaired. The show was also broadcasted live with commentary of Kenny Everrett. Roger was also introducted to Dominique Beyrand, assistent to one of the organisers Richard Branson. Later they got married, had Felix in 1980 and ended up divorced. [43 years] http://youtube.com/watch?v=dkzq9XVm__4
1984 : Queen live on The Works Tour at Palais Omnisports De Bercy, Paris, France. [35 years]
1993 : Roger and John both guested at the The Ruins Charity Concert in Cowdray Park, Surrey. All proceeds from the exclusive, expensive event were donated to the King Edward VII Hospital in Surrey. The line up was Roger (drums, vocals, guitar), John (bass), Josh Macrae (drums), Jason Faloon (guitar), Adrian Milne (keyboards), Paul Young (vocals). Roger and John played as Queen among other stars as (complete) Pink Floyd and Genesis. [26 years]
1998 : Brian live on Another World Tour at Macumba, Madrid, Spain. [21 years]
2008 : Queen+PR arrived in Riga, Latvia. Latvia's Prime Minister Ivars Godmanis invited the band to his official offices to welcome them to his country and to talk about rock music. As a hobby-drummer he was managed to take over Roger's drum kit for a performance of All Right Now. [11 years] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Bx-f9R7ZTw
••• 19 September
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1969 : Ibex live on College Of Technology, St. Helens, UK. [50 years]
1980 : Queen live on The Game Tour at Horizon, Chicago, USA. [39 years]
1994 : Roger released Foreign Sand UK single from Happiness album. [25 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/r07fs.shtml
2005 : Queen+PR released Return Of The Champions 2CD with live concert recorded at Hallam, Sheffield, UK. The band's line Brian, Roger, Paul, Spike Edney (keyboards, vocals), Jamie Moses (guitar, vocals), and Danny Miranda (bass, vocals). Later this release was followed by DVD release as well. [14 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/albums/q24rotc.shtml
2008 : Queen+PR live on The Cosmos Rocks Tour at Arena, Riga, Latvia. Latvia's Prime Minister Ivars Godmanis joined the band on drums in All Right Now. [11 years] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJXuGWKLcsI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Bx-f9R7ZTw
••• 20 September
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1979 : Queen made the video for Crazy Little Thing Called Love at Trillion Studios, London, UK, directed by Dennis De Vallance. Professional dancers were used, but they didn't have anyone to clap their hands through special holes cut into the stage so the band's personal roadies were used. Video was released on Greatest Flix VHS, Box Of Flix, Greatest Hits and Greatest Video Hits 1 DVD. [40 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/q15cltcl.shtml http://youtube.com/watch?v=MrelPOP518g
1980 : Queen live on The Game Tour at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, USA. [39 years]
1984 : Queen live on The Works Tour at Groenoordhallen, Leiden, Netherlands. During the show Queen played part of '39 from A Night at the Opera. [35 years]
1995 : Brian attended the International Managers Forum Roll of Honour Awards at Hilton Hotel, London, UK. He introduced one of the winners - rock promoter Harvey Goldsmith [24 years]
1998 : Brian live on Another World Tour at Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium. [21 years]
2003 : Brian appeared at the end of We Will Rock You musical at Dominion Theatre, London, UK, playing guitar in Bohemian Rhapsody. [16 years]
••• 21 September
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1965 : John joined his first group The Opposition as a rhythm guitarist. [54 years]
1980 : Queen live on The Game Tour at Coliseum, Cleveland, USA. [39 years]
1984 : Queen live on The Works tour at Forest Nationale, Brussels, Belgium. [35 years]
1984 : Queen had 9 albums in the UK top 200. [35 years]
1987 : The Cross released their debut single, Cowboys & Indians. [32 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/c01cai.shtml.
1987 : Freddie released Barcelona single in Spain, which sold an incredible 10 000 copies in just three hours. [32 years] http://qph.runoutgrooves.com/singles/f08b.shtml
1992 : Brian released 2nd solo album Back To The Light in the UK. [27 years] http://youtube.com/watch?v=MD9-gIkJV08 http://youtube.com/watch?v=q2AAUnC4_Y8
2008 : Queen+PR live on The Cosmos Rocks Tour at Velodrom, Berlin, Germany. At the backstage Brian and Roger received special awards from EMI Germany given in respect of over 4 million sales combined of Greatest Hits I (1,800,000 units = 7 x Gold) & Greatest Hits II (2,200,000 units = 9 x Gold) in Germany. [11 years] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5N55qZpwfAY
••• 22 September (Today)
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1984 : Queen live at on The Works Tour at Europahalle, Hannover, Germany. Freddie felt down and broke is knee. The show was shortened with Freddie sitting on piano chair. After the show he had to be transferred to hospital and he wore binding band on his knee for several following concerts. [35 years]
1995 : Brian joined Zucchero in Bologne, Italy, during A Whiter Shade Of Pale and Madre Dolcissima. [24 years]
1998 : Brian live on Another World Tour at La Cigall, Paris, France. [21 years]
2006 : Roger officialy named Sir Robin Knox-Johnston's Open 60 yacht Saga Insurance at Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, UK. At key moments on land and at sea Sir Robin promised to play Don't Stop Me Now. [13 years]
2006 : Freddie received gold award for Lover Of Life, Singer Of Songs and gold award for Very Best Of sales in the UK. [13 years]